A collection of six short horror plays opens in Toronto in time for Halloween
Ghost Light Anthology, the Toronto debut of Aberrant Theatre, collects five short scripts, six actors in multiple roles and numerous surprises, scares and shocks.
Staged in a loading dock behind a dormitory, the orchid beauty shop ‘s production of Rachel Ganz’s The Queen’s Eulogy is without a doubt one of the strangest plays at the 2018 Toronto Fringe Festival. An absurdist piece set in a futuristic world of garbage, there is a faint whiff of its inspiration Pygmalion amid the manic dialogue and bizarrely naïve characters as red wine simply rains down from the sky.
Normally I’m skeptical of shows where the writer is also the director, the stage manager and the designer. But Frances Koncan proves no trepidation is necessary. Women of the Fur Trade is a bold ironic piece presented by Winnipeg-based Vault Projects.
Then again, it is also the winner of the Toronto Fringe Festival‘s Best New Play Contest, so it shouldn’t really surprise me that it’s a wickedly subversive comedy about feminism and Louis Riel.
Funny though this play is, if you know nothing about the internet and the celebrities it creates, Prank might not be the show for you at the 2018 Toronto Fringe Festival. However, if you’re reading this review now, you have probably figured out something about the internet already.